The Parkway offers hikers of all skill levels the opportunity to explore more than 100 varied and intriguing trails in North Carolina and Virginia. You can find specific trails by exploring by Region, or by clicking Things to Do on the home screen and selecting the Hiking & Walking category.
A list of popular hiking spots along the Parkway can be accessed here:
As you enjoy a hike or walk on one of the many trails in this area, please be respectful of the surrounding landscape with which you are interacting. The Parkway is currently home to many species of endangered species - including plants and wildlife. Please be aware of these additional regulations regarding recreational usage:
Parking is limited to designated parking areas or road shoulders. All four wheels must be off of the pavement.
Dogs and other pets must be on a leash or under physical restraint at all times while in the park.
Metal detectors are prohibited in all National Park areas.
Practice “leave no trace” hiking by depositing all litter in trash cans or recycling bins. Help protect wildlife and vegetation by staying on clearly marked trails.
It is strictly prohibited to disturb animal or plant life in any way. Hunting and trapping are prohibited. Do not interfere with animals by feeding, touching or frightening them. Do not cut, deface or damage trees. Leave wildflowers and other vegetation in their natural condition for other hikers to enjoy.
It is strictly prohibited to damage, deface or remove any historic structures, furnishings or exhibits.